In photographs of larger bodies of water, the textures seem angry. The colours reflected off the water show an incredible variety, each telling a new story. Ackermann gets out of the water shades that have the vivid, bold truth of acrylic paint. The opaque shapes his photography technique captures from the water offers the feeling of looking at a collage. The water truly has a narrative as it bounces light off its surroundings.
The collection contains fine photography of Venice as the sheer intensity of light recalls that first moment of floating up the Grand Canal. The light glowing off the traditional frontage of a Venetian house shows the impact of time on the faded pastel doors. The lagoon has a special light quality that Ackerman captures.
The use of water as the same theme in each photograph offers a meditative repetition to the exhibition. Enjoying this collection involves noting the size of each photograph that is chosen to best concentrate the mind on the focus the artist intends. So, the shapes of the framed work around the room have their own rhythm. The work paints pictures both of the epic, such as vast skylines draped by blue sky, to the tiny movements of stirring water, with equal success and provide an exciting trajectory.